November 16, 2011
Health Tip: Using a Pedometer
A pedometer measures the amount of steps you
take while walking or running. The size of a small portable phone,
it attaches to a belt or waistband.
Gene Linked to Separation Anxiety
Scientists who identified
a gene linked to separation anxiety say their finding could lead to
more targeted treatments for anxiety disorders.
Smokeout Day: The Best Ways to Quit
As thousands of smokers
across the United States try to kick their bad habit as part of the
Great American Smokeout on Thursday, experts agree that a
two-pronged strategy is the best bet for success.
Outlook Good for Obese Kids Who Lose Weight
Most overweight and obese
children are on a path to becoming obese adults at higher risk of
type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart
disease, a new study finds.
Jakafi Approved for Rare Bone-Marrow Disease
Jakafi (ruxolitinib) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first
drug to treat myelofibrosis, a rare disease of the bone marrow, the
agency said Wednesday.